You should also check out Terra's tutorials under her profile, just find any post of hers, and she has a link in her signature. You can make really cool tombstones, it just takes a little practice.
Hey Zombie,I'll have to try the water on the foam before torching to see the effect....You would've laughed watching me torch the foam bookcase with REAL FIRE out in the drive way this past summer....There was a couple times I thought the whole thing was going up in flames but in the end it came out really cool...Twisted and warped...Bottom line, Don't be afraid to experiment!...If you explain to people what kind of finish you want, people will give you all kinds of ideas here....Try a couple different approaches and figure out what works best for you...ZR
I used Powergrab (It's like Liquid Nails but I was told liquid nails eats the foam) and glued pieces of PVC to the back of my tombstones. Then slid the PVC over rebar. Worked out great for me.I think tho the next time I make some I will buy the 3 inch styrofoam I had 7 come apart when I inserted the metal stands I used.But I have repaired and they are ready to be touch up painted.
I just checked that site, and yep, pricey, but I thought the wedge tombstone's with the light hidden in them were a pretty good idea. I set lights and fogmachines my behind tombstones, and I like their idea for not only concealing them, but to help protect the electonics from the weatherCheck out scarytombstones.com I haven't bought from him yet but plan on buying some from him this year.I make most of mine but want to buy some of his obleski(sp).He is pricey but they look great on the website.
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So what is this water technique is there a tutorial about that?Haven't heard this one.Hey Zombie,
If you have a heat gun for paintremovale, you really get the same effect except you don't go up in flames, also add a drop of dish soap to your water for a wetting agent, it makes the effect much easier to produce, and if you use a heat gun remember water and electricity don't mix(those puddles can be hell!!)
Sure there is, it's Keeba's tomstone technique, you can find it here:So what is this water technique is there a tutorial about that?Haven't heard this one.